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Seeking Green Thumbs: Help an Older Adult Maintain Their Yard

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ORGANIZATION: Village in the Ville

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Volunteer with Village in the Ville to help older adults in the Clintonville, Beechwold, and University areas maintain their yards and lawns.

Village in the Ville offers yard and lawn care services to older adults in our community so that they can continue to age-in-place - that is, in their home and our community. We do this by connecting older adults needing help maintaining their lawn and yard with local green thumbs who're in-the-know about how and what to weed, cut, and cover.

If you're someone who enjoys gardening, playing in the dirt, and the springtime, all while helping to make a difference in your community, then this volunteer opportunity may be for you! By sharing your green thumb, you're helping to ensure that our aging neighbors can stay in their homes for as long as possible. Not only will you get the satisfaction of making a difference by ensuring an older adult can stay in their home and in our community for as long as possible, but also the satisfaction of friendship. That's because you'll have the opportunity to get to know those whom you're helping!

Volunteers may sign up individually or as a small group. Once volunteers sign up, an email with the address of an older adult that needs lawn or yard care and an outline of tasks will be sent. Tasks may include weeding, raking, moving patio furniture or other large items, clearing yard waste, and other similar tasks. Timing is flexible, but volunteers should plan to set aside 2-3 hours for volunteering. Prior to the volunteer date, Village staff will make sure all tools and necessary yard waste bags are at the older adult's home.

If you have any questions, please contact William Jones-Kline at william.jones-kline@clintonvillecrc.org or (614) 390-4827. You can also visit our website at www.villageintheville.org to learn more about our Village!

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About Village in the Ville

Location:

3222 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43202, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to cultivate a community rooted in connectedness that celebrates diversity and promotes reciprocal volunteer assistance among older adults.

Description

Although we are a program of the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center, we are a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Our story;

A small group of friends noticed the need to support aging folks in Clintonville. They founded Village in the Ville in 2015 after learning about Villages, which are communities that help older folks overcome the challenges of aging.

Our organization has grown to about 100 members and 70 active volunteers. We have helped dozens of our members stay in their homes, rather than moving into nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

We provide services for our members that become harder with age. Our opportunities include, but are not limited to, helping members with; yard care, grocery shopping, transportation to their doctors' appointments, home repair, meal preparation, technology assistance, and snow removal during the winter.

Weekly, we hold events for Village members. Recently, events have included visiting parks, museums, restaurants, pumpkin patches, and shops (in masks, with social distancing). Also, we frequently offer virtual yoga, tai chi, computer proficiency, and art classes, along with regular virtual book club meetings and coffee hours. Frequently, we invite experts to speak to members about various topics, like social justice and health.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Seniors
Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3222 North High St.Columbus, OH 43202

(40.02787,-83.01419)
 

SKILLS

  • Landscaping
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-3 hrs

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